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The SI.com world soccer TV guide










The network and the studio had been in preliminary talks with the two sides far apart, and they were never able to bridge the gap on the deal terms. The economics of TV movies and miniseries are challenging, which is why very few production companies take on such programs these days. That includes NBCs own studio, Universal TV, which would not produce NBCs longform projects, including Hillary. The Clinton mini, to be written by Courtney Hunt, already has become a lightning rod of controversy, with Republican National Committee voting today to to yank primary debates from NBC (and CNN, which has a Hillary Clinton documentary in the works) and NBC News Chief White House Correspondent Chuck Todd calling the mini a total nightmare for the news division. RNC chairman Reince Priebus i ndicated last weekend that the party wont boycott Fox News if sibling FtvS takes on producing Hillary. <br>Source: http://www.deadline.com/2013/08/fox-tv-studios-wont-produce-nbcs-hillary-clinton-miniseries/







from Monday-Friday and at midnight on Sunday). Hosted by SportsCenter anchor Max Bretos and Dan Thomas (who has fronted "ESPN FC Press Pass" in the U.K. for the past two years), the 30-minute program will focus primarily on the Premier League, UEFA Champions League, Spain's La Liga, Major League Soccer, the U.S. men's national team and the Mexican national team. There are a ton of well-respected analysts and commentators on the show and you can find the list here . <br>Source: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/soccer/news/20130814/nbc-sports-espn-fox-soccer-epl-tv-coverage/





Apple Buys Matcha, Possibly In An Attempt To Make Your TV More Awesome



For now, switching between shows in different apps -- like an episode of "House of Cards" on Netflix and an episode of "True Blood" on HBO Go -- requires several steps. And, of course, if you want to watch live TV, you have to get your television's remote and switch the input and the channel. Last month, a report in the Israeli business paper Calcalist said Apple was considering a purchase of PrimeSense , a company that builds sensors -- like the one found in the Xbox Kinect -- that allow people control devices with gestures. This prompted many observers to predict that a television from Apple would feature motion-control technology. Also last month, Jessica Lessin reported that Apple is developing ad-skipping technology , and the company would compensate the TV networks for any revenue lost with fewer people watching ads. After all, there's much more to building a new TV than content discovery, said Jonathan Gaw, a research manager at IDC, a technology research firm. <br>Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/14/apple-matcha-tv_n_3757710.html







TV highlights: ‘Say Yes to the Dress’ is back for Season 10



Select one or more criteria to search Kid-friendly Get ideas The models learn about photo shoot chemistry thanks to supermodels Alessandra Ambrosio and Rob Evans during a risque photo challenge on Americas Next Top Model (CW at 9); later, a few male models melt down when everyones forced to get a makeover. A Columbus, Ohio, childrens hospital tasks the guys from Tanked (Animal Planet at 10) to create a cool new aquarium, complete with a waterfall, for a new wing in the building; later, the team helps with a street fair in Las Vegas. RETURNING SHOW: While What Not to Wear marches toward the end, Say Yes to the Dress (TLC at 9) is still going strong, kicking off Season 10 with drama as usual at Kleinfeld Bridal in New York City. In the season opener, Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth makes an appearance because her assistant, Julie, is getting married and needs a gown. Later, a former Bachelor contestant stops by for help with a dress. RETURNING SHOW: Ghost Adventures (Travel at 9) returns as the team travels to Nevada to check out a creepy 100-year-old saloon, which has everything from disembodied voices to cigarette smoke manifesting out of nowhere. Sure enough, the investigation reveals it was the site where a notorious card player was murdered during his final game. <br>Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/tv/tv-highlights-say-yes-to-the-dress-is-back-for-season-10/2013/08/15/ac3e15a4-006c-11e3-9a3e-916de805f65d_story.html





BT Sports now available on Virgin TV: free for some, £15 per month for others



Dana Strong, Virgin Media's chief operating officer, said: "Virgin Media homes are kicking-off the new season with the most complete sporting line-up around in one simple subscription, from Barclays Premier League football and Aviva Premiership rugby to F1, live golf and the culmination of a great Ashes series. We're excited to announce our deal with BT, making these fantastic new channels available at no extra cost http://kimikotwis.newsvine.com to millions of Virgin TV viewers and in HD as standard." BT Sport will be available at no extra cost check it out to sports fans in every Virgin XL TV home2. Other customers will be able to either upgrade to Virgin XL TV, with over 200 fantastic channels or, for 15 a month, add BT Sport BT Sport 1, 2 and ESPN and all HD variants to their existing TV package. BT Sport will also be made available on Virgin TV Anywhere, the award-winning cloud-based entertainment service3 for mobiles, tablets and online so Virgin TV fans can follow their team in the pub, at the shops and even at the in-laws. BT Sport on Virgin TV Anywhere is coming soon. <br>Source: http://www.engadget.com/2013/08/15/bt-sports-virgin-media-tv/





Can women break the antihero's hold on TV?



Less appealing is their tyrannical hold on the gold standard. When did the problematic protagonist become the necessary ingredient for dramatic excellence? GRAPHIC - 'Breaking Bad' to 'Justified': Killing off your favorite stars The short answer is the day David Chase brought Tony Soprano into the world. The long answer is when "Moby-Dick" began topping all those "greatest American novel" lists. Many forces have contributed to the renaissance of television but none more than HBO's decision to get into the original content business. "Sex and the City" was premium cable's first hit, a show that launched a thousand voice-overs and the post-feminist female candid, ambitious, sexually adventuresome but still lovable who http://pelvekonde.blog.fc2.com would this site quickly infiltrate traditional broadcast TV. http://coralweb.sweetcircles.com Without "Sex and the City," it's difficult to imagine the prolific and influential career of Shonda Rhimes. <br>Source: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/tv/showtracker/la-et-st-critics-notebook-drama-women-break-antihero-hold,0,6197652.story



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